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Anam Thubten Retreat April 2019

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 West 3rd Street Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States (map)

Meditation Weekend with Anam Thubten
April 12 - 14, 2019

Little Rock, AR

Public Talk
Friday, April 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m
. (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock
Suggestion donation: $15-$20



(register for wait list above)

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 – 14 Meditation and Teaching
Main meditation hall, Ecumenical Buddhist Society
1516 West 3rd Street, Little Rock

There are three aspects of meditation: mindful attention, open awareness, and lovingkindness. By practicing these, we can let go of negative mental patterns and expand our heart and mind, bringing about joy, peace and inner freedom. Anam Thubten will teach and guide participants in developing these three aspects of meditation and share Buddhist wisdom on working with our thoughts and emotions.

Times each day
9:00 a.m.--Registration (on Saturday only)
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.--Teachings
12:30-2:30 p.m.--Lunch
2:30-5:00 p.m.--Teachings

Location: Main meditation hall, Ecumenical Buddhist Society
1516 West 3rd Street, Little Rock

Cost:  $150 for the full retreat required

Commitment to both days of the retreat are required. Anam Thubten wishes those who want to come to the retreat to commit to participate in the full retreat from beginning to end (both days).

Contact: Olivia Farrell

Why Commit to Both Days of the Retreat

Anam Thubten offers some guidance on why it is important to come to both days of the retreat. A retreat can have many twists and turns with many experiences: some joyful, some difficult, some pleasant, some unpleasant, depending on our own inner process. However, the retreat is a process of transformation. So everyone is asked to make a sacred commitment to stay for the whole retreat, even when it is difficult, trusting in this process. Once a retreat begins, a sacred container is formed, made up of each person's good intentions to be fully present. Leaving the retreat before it is complete energetically breaks that sacred container for others. Our mutual presence supports each other.

Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder and spiritual adviser of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the US and occasionally abroad. He is also the author of The Magic of Awareness; Big Sky: Poems by Anam Thubten; No Self, No Problem; and Embracing Each Moment: A Guide to the Awakened Life. Through his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings of the Buddhist tradition and invites everyone to participate.